Remembering 25 Years Agoâ€”October 1981
Mario Valladares Batres, 33-year-old mechanic and a Salvadoran refugee, disappears after being detained, allgedly by the DNI, in the Department of Valle.
â€œHonduras: The Facts Speak for Themselves.â€ The Preliminary Report of the National Commissioner for the Protection of Human Rights in Honduras. Human Rights Watch; July 1994
John D. Negroponte is appointed as the new U.S. ambassador to Honduras. (For more information on John Negroponte, read John Negroponteâ€™s Human Rights Record Continues to Stir Debate.)
Jack Binns is called back to the United States, ending his term as ambassador.
â€œThe United States in Honduras, 1980-1981: An Ambassadorâ€™s Memoir.â€ Jack R. Binns. McFarland & Co. Inc.; 2000